The history of Wallasey Grammar School 1595-1995 by Maurice Eggleshaw MA is a superb piece of scholarship as well as being a fascinating read.
I strongly recommend it to all OW's.
Peter Cochrane, like me a product of 1953, had Wallasey School
send me a copy of Maurice Eggleshaw's
history of the school.
This is fascinating reading for all kinds of reasons, but -not for the first time - I'm struck by old Maurice
What an amazing man he
I remember vividly going to a chamber concert at the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool, and see Maurice
there with most of his
He was an athlete, a mathematician, he knew all about medieval literature, he tootled away on the recorder, he brought himself a beautiful Grotrian-Steinweg piano, he knew everyone worth knowing on Merseyside, and - as those of us who went to his fruit-picking camps knew, he knew everyone in Worcestershire as well.
Ad then, to top it all off, he wrote a superbly researched history of the school.
How I wish that old Maurice
was still with us, so that Peter Cochrane, Terry Darlow and I could take him out to a splendid dinner in return for the dinner he
sent us three off to Evesham back in the summer of 595 or 56, as a reward for being the waiters at the dinner he
gave every year for his
Looking back, I know that Doc Atkins taught me a lot about literature and Charlie Cannon taught me an immense amount of music, but Maurice
, whom I never knew either as coach or teacher, taught me more about being a grown man than any of them.